SLIDESHOW: A Manila day

By Jonathan Cellona,

Posted at Jun 26 2014 04:07 AM | Updated as of Jul 01 2014 03:02 AM

Manila is a city with many cultural sites to visit -- if you know where to look. On Manila Day, I was given a dose of the city's, nay, the country's culture.

As others went to malls for sale promos or took leisurely walks in the city's parks, free tours of Manila's museums provided a different kind of pleasure.

Children enjoyed the tour at Museo Pambata as they viewed exhibits and interacted with larger-than-life educational displays.

At the Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros, they learned how Chinese culture has influenced the Philippines.

My knowledge of the country was enriched after a historical journey at the National Museum.

A visit to the church that was built during the time of Spanish explorer, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, capped my Manila Day.